The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 172 175 176
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 23 38 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.60% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.78% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 21
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£550 £500 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £604 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £363
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4229 4844 4866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.91% 76.96% 76.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3282 3557 3706
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 51
Average hourly rate £27.37 £25.00 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -65.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £47.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing.

1 22 (66.67%) Banking
2 19 (57.58%) Finance
3 15 (45.45%) Investment Banking
3 15 (45.45%) Credit Risk
4 13 (39.39%) Business Analysis
5 12 (36.36%) SQL
6 11 (33.33%) Market Risk
7 6 (18.18%) Basel III
7 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
8 5 (15.15%) Data Modelling
9 4 (12.12%) Big Data
9 4 (12.12%) Software Delivery
9 4 (12.12%) Hadoop
9 4 (12.12%) Monte Carlo Method
9 4 (12.12%) Degree
9 4 (12.12%) JIRA
10 3 (9.09%) Statistics
10 3 (9.09%) Wholesale Banking
10 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
10 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Front Office
10 3 (9.09%) C
10 3 (9.09%) SAS
10 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Greeks
10 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
10 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
10 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
10 3 (9.09%) Analytics

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.09%) SAS
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
1 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Adaptiv
2 1 (3.03%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Big Data
1 4 (12.12%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.03%) MS Access
2 1 (3.03%) DB2
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) JMeter
2 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.03%) Selenium
2 1 (3.03%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (3.03%) JProfiler
2 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (66.67%) Banking
2 19 (57.58%) Finance
3 15 (45.45%) Investment Banking
4 3 (9.09%) Wholesale Banking
4 3 (9.09%) Front Office
5 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.03%) Retail
6 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Analyst
2 21 (63.64%) Business Analyst
3 9 (27.27%) Risk Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Testing Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) IT Business Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Market Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Market Risk Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Credit Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Data Modeller
7 3 (9.09%) Tester
7 3 (9.09%) Market Risk Business Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Performance Tester
9 1 (3.03%) Oracle Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Test Consultant
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Oracle Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
1 1 (3.03%) Castor
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) Credit Risk
2 11 (33.33%) Market Risk
3 3 (9.09%) Statistics
3 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.03%) Derivative
5 1 (3.03%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.03%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Android
1 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Business Analysis
2 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 5 (15.15%) Data Modelling
4 4 (12.12%) Software Delivery
4 4 (12.12%) Monte Carlo Method
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Greeks
5 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 3 (9.09%) Analytics
6 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.06%) Performance Testing
6 2 (6.06%) UML
6 2 (6.06%) Project Management
6 2 (6.06%) ETL
6 2 (6.06%) Scrum
7 1 (3.03%) Logistics
7 1 (3.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) C
3 2 (6.06%) R
4 1 (3.03%) VBA
4 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) nmon
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) SunGard
2 1 (3.03%) Bloomberg
2 1 (3.03%) Remedy
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle
2 1 (3.03%) IBM
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Murex
2 1 (3.03%) Vertica
2 1 (3.03%) Splunk
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iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £610 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago